Bio-imaging equipment

Zeiss LSM800 + Airyscan Horizontal Confocal Microscope

This custom adapted microscope is mounted in the horizontal position to enable imaging of samples in a vertical orientation. The system also has a specialist rotational stage.


  • Fully automated microscope that allows samples to be visualised in a vertical orientation
  • Motorised rotational stage
  • Sensitive GaAsp detectors allow you to use less laser power, performing gentle imaging of your samples
  • Motorised stage for screening slides, tile scanning and point visiting
  • 1.7x higher resolution in all three dimensions with Fast AiryScan, compared to conventional confocal microscopy


  • Plan-Apochromat 10x/0.45
  • Plan-Apochromat 20x/0.8
  • LD LCI Plan-Apochromat 25x0.8 Imm Corr DIC
  • Plan-Apochromat 40x/0.95 Corr


  • 405nm
  • 488nm
  • 561nm
  • 640nm

Filter sets

  • 2 PMTs plus additional GaAsp detector with fully 'tunable' emmision collection


Faculty of Biological Sciences, L.C.Miall 5.08